Skin peel is an effective measure against hyperpigmentation. Most peels used to treat this condition are designed to remove dark skin blotches caused by hormonal imbalances, harmful sun impact, injuries, skin-type peculiarities, medications and others. Abnormal pigmentation can be associated with anything starting from melasma/cholasma triggered by pregnancy or hormonal imbalances to freckles.
Melanin blocking agents added to such topical medications as chemical peels serve as good treatment. Chemical skin peel promotes proper exfoliation and constrains melanin production, which contributes to removing dark spots. Laser peel is another option.
Choose the most appropriate skin peel on the basis of the strength of your condition and complexion peculiarities. Particular treatments may have hypo-(lack of) and hyper(ecessive) pigmentation as consequences for some people. To avoid possible side effects and gain best results proper diagnosis should be made.
Chemical face peels.
Chemical face peels employ liquid formula to eliminate upper damaged layers of the skin. Most chemical peels can be performed at home, which makes peel procedure cheaper and faster.
Mild chemical peels often contain alpha hydroxyl acids. Glycolic, lactic and mandelic acid peels are the most popular. Mild peels treat superficial skin pigmentation problems, fine lines and sun damages.
Medium anti-hyperpigmentation chemical skin peel often employs trichloroacetic acid (TCA) as main ingredient.
Deep chemical skin peel involves phenol – one of the strongest peeling agents. It penetrates deep into the skin and suits for tough pigmentation problems.
It is vital to choose the most appropriate skin peel penetration depth. If you have superficial discolorations mild peel should be performed. If dark pigmentation involves dermis stronger acid chemicals are to be employed.
Peel location should be taken into consideration when deciding on skin peel strength. Dermis varies in thickness across the body. Facial skin is fast healing and less likely to suffer from side effects such as burns, scars, etc. while neck and the back of hands are difficult to heal. Be careful while making acid skin peel at home.
Microdermabrasion is a special procedure that takes advantage of skin sandblasting to eliminate upper dermis layer and dead epithelium cells. Aluminum oxide crystals, vitamin C crystals or any other mild abrasives can be used for this purpose. Microdermabrasion excites new cells production in basal levels. Repeated microdermabrasion procedures treat and conceal pigmentation dark spots.
Laser peel is a strong means. Laser resurfacing involves affected tissue removal. Such treatments dissolve few upper hyperpigmented skin layers to expose young evenly colored complexion. You may be advised to undergo hydroquinone or Kojic acid peels before laser resurfacing to avoid continuous after treatment.
Choose between mild, medium and deep peels to treat your condition. Skin peel is claimed to be the most effective treatment against excessive pigmentation.